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that would dedicate a park in his honor. >>> the growing concerns about the threat of plastic guns. how a law that's due to expire may cause new problems for schools and for the government. >>> welcome back to "mornings on 2." the u.s. congress gets back to work today for the last december push before their break. according to congressional records, there have been fewer than 60 public laws he acted by the -- enacted by congress in the first half of the year. that's the lowest number ever. among the unfinished business, confirmation of janet yellen, passage of a farm bill currently held up byes ady greet of funding levels for food stamps. another item on congress's must- do list is renewing a law to prohibits weapons manufacturers for making guns that cannot be detected by security systems. >>> 7:25. the napa city council is due to meet tomorrow on whether to repeal a controversial mel marijuana medical ordinance. the city attorneys have recommended repealing the ordinance over concerns allowing clinics to open would lead the city vulnerable to federal prosecution. if you have an opinion on t
healthcare law. these are live pictures from the hearing. many people struggled to sign up for insurance following the launch of the national website in october. but the white house says problems with the site have been fixed and millions of people are expected to sign up for coverage in coming weeks. >>> just as president obama begins a three-week public relations campaign for the new healthcare law, another lawsuit was filed against the affordable care act. the university of notre dame filed a religious challenge to the healthcare overhall, saying the -- overhaul, saying the requirement that the health plans cover birth control violates roman teachings. this is one of more than 80 lawsuits attacking the law on religious grounds. it will be the supreme court who decides if employers can refuse to offer benefits under the law. but that ruling is not expected into well next year. >>> some legal experts say people hear in california should pay close attention to the provisions of the bankruptcy protection just granted for the city of detroit. the judge in that case ruled that detroit can i
was traveling with two of his children, his daughter-in-law and future son-in-law. it's unclear when aerial searches will resume. >>> an oakland woman who lost her son to gun violence will take part in a rally next week in washington, d.c. 17-year-old christopher jones was killed in a drive-by shooting outside his family's home new year's i've 2010. no one has ever been charged in the case. his mother says she's part of a contingent that will represent california at a national vigil for homicide victims. it will be held at the washington national cathedral two days before the first anniversary of the newtown, connecticut, school shooting. >>> thousands of people are expected to gather for a memorial to honor actor paul walker tomorrow. walker was killed last weekend wrt porsche i was riding in crashed in santa clarita. a memorial at that crash site has been growing ever since. thousands of people have rsvped for the memorial at 5:00 sunday at the scene where walker died. . >>> while people are waking up to a little snow and in some parts of the bay area. if that's the case it usually means
on today, the sonoma county board of supervisors will appoint both members of the public and law enforcement to this new panel. it will be a 21-member task force that ultimately will come up with an independent review process for officer-involved shootings here in sonoma county. the task force will consider various options including setting up a citizen review board or an independent citizen auditor. the final recommendations will be due a year from now. currently the district attorney looks at officer-involved shootings and decides if a crime was committed and then a grand jury reviews the findings but the anger over the death of andy lopez prompted calls for change. sheriff's deputy eric gelhaus shot and killed lopez after mistaking his bb gun for a real ak-47. the lopez family believes that shooting was unjustified and filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against boat the deputy and the department. the santa rosa police department is investigating that shooting. this county board of supervisors meeting will begin an hour from now. along with appointing members to the community
unions have filed a lawsuit against b.a.r.t. that claims b.a.r.t. broke state law. it approved a contract without a key provision. the unions claim the board was legally obligated to either accept or reject the entire court, not just eliminate the costly paid family leave clause. b.a.r.t. says the lawsuit will only drag out this labor dispute. >>> the board could talk about the latest meltdown on the tracks. a crowded train was forced to stop right in the middle of a tunnel during yesterday morning's commute. we'll find out what's being blamed for that problem -- coming up for urat 7:30 -- coming up for you at 7:30. >>> an early-morning house fire in benecia. the passerby who is being credited for saving two people. >>> and we'll find out why the city of san francisco is paying some homeowners to plant a garden in their front yard. >>> right now, traffic is doing pretty well in many areas. the bay bridge toll plaza is slow. we just got a report of black eyes in the east bay. we'll tell you where. >>> parts of the bay area in the upper teens. coming up, how long the freeze warning will las
sleep in the snow and make sure it works. >> law enforcement urging drivers to slow down and be cautious of icy roads and black ice. snow could drop to 1,000 feet by sunrise tomorrow. elevations above 2,000 feet could see 3 to 8 inches of snow. now, check frequently with for weather updates including alerts and warnings. there are forecasts for your neighborhood. we'll post all of the information on facebook and twitter. >>> 7:38. it may soon cost more to ride b.a.r.t. during the morning and even rush hours. the b.a.r.t. board is looking into charging higher fares during the transit systems busiest hours when many commuters are heading to or from work or school. riders would pay more at b.a.r.t.'s busiest stations. the so-called peak-hour premium plan is already used in other u.s. cities including washington, d.c. >>> 7:38. a retired santa clara county superior court judge will lead a special task force to investigate the alleged hate crime at san jose state. cordle is also san jose's police independent aud eter. the president of san jose state says they will propose recommendat
day. >> me, my two older sisters. my brother-in-law's family. and we are all getting ready to go. >> you are wondering what kind of contest did she win? she won a competition to bring a loved one home. they are gathering in ireland. >> we will see him. and sean and laurie after three and a half years. joanne is her sister and paul is the the brother-in-law. two kids. they haven't seen the family members in three and a half years. her sister and sister's husband moved to perth, australia. >> she said sure. we have skype now. you can connect in different ways. nothing better than just to, get a hug. >> get a hug from the kids. >> here is the moment they are waiting patiently at the airport to see their loved ones. >>> they finally get to see them. >> this is a trip they may not have been able to afford otherwise. >> that is a really neat idea. usually, you apply for one of the contests and you can get away and have a vacation. here, they are encouraging inner contests to bring someone home. that is ingenious. >> that is a great way to wish everyone a happy holidays. >>> thanksgivin
,000 at a venture capital company. farrell says the city already has conflict of interest laws that require lawmakers to recuse themselves when they have a financial stake in a matter being debated. >>> some engineers are supportedly concerned about the rods supporting the eastern span of the bay bridge. new reports indicate hundreds of rods attaching the spain suspension cable -- main suspension cable may be vulnerable. but engineers say drivers shouldn't be worried about it coming down immediately as the current issues are only long- term risks. the state senate transportation and housing committee is conducting hearings on the management and construction lapse involving the span. >>> sonoma county investigators are trying to identify a skull found along a county park. chris cane of santa rosa found the skull while walking with his two young children in shilo ranch park in windsor. crane said he thought it was an animal skull at first until he got closer. >> at first -- i have the kids with me. i hope it's a deer. it has to be a deer. and then two feet from it is a shoe. it's probably not
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